The Chicago Cubs are reportedly set to hire Carter Hawkins as their new GM as they head into a large rebuild after trading away assets.
The tall task of rebuilding the Chicago Cubs now reportedly has a man to lead the charge. According to Brittany Ghiroli and others of The Athletic (subscription required), the franchise is finalizing a deal that will name Carter Hawkins their next general manager.
Chicago has been in the hunt for a new general manager since famed Theo Epstein departed in late 2020. President of baseball operations Jed Hoyer took over the role for the 2021 season as he intentionally delayed the search for a long-term replacement.
Now, it appears that they’ve landed on their guy. Hawkins will take over a franchise that traded away a truckload of assets this past season, thus signifying the start of an extensive and likely lengthy rebuild.
Who is Cubs new GM Carter Hawkins and what will he mean for Chicago?
Hawkins has worked his way up through the Cleveland organization throughout the last 14 years, most recently serving as an assistant general manager.
His history suggests that the Cubs will be adopting an approach of utilizing the prospects that they’ve acquired over the past year in trying to develop them and the talent already on the roster. That is to say, don’t expect an immediately aggressive approach.
Still, with the time taken to land on Hawkins as the next Cubs GM, it stands to reason that Hoyer and the organization feel confident that they have the right man to guide this team to future success.